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December 1, 2023

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Campus Inclement Weather Guidelines

As winter weather approaches, employees are encouraged to review the campus inclement weather guidelines. The chancellor is responsible for determining if classes will be canceled or postponed or some university services suspended due to inclement weather. Colleges, schools and other campus units will not close on their own. Employees should use discretion regarding whether they can safely travel to work and request leave if needed. Additional guidance is provided in UW–Madison’s Inclement Weather Policy; see
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Changes to 403(b) Program Explained

The UW 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Program (SRP), formerly the Tax-Sheltered Annuity 403(b) Program, is a voluntary supplemental retirement savings plan managed by the UW System and an advisory committee specifically for UW System employees. Changes and enhancements to the program are now being implemented. The new recordkeepers for the UW 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Program (UW 403(b) SRP) are TIAA and Fidelity. The investment line-up has also been updated. An upcoming virtual Town Hall on November 15, 11 a.m.–noon, will review changes participants may want to make before 2022.
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Appreciation Event for Second and Third Shift Staff on November 17

“Celebrating Our Community: A late-night event for second and third shift staff” will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., at Union South. The event will include a welcome from campus leaders, a buffet meal, and a visit from Bucky Badger. All second and third shift employees are encouraged to attend. Employees should notify their supervisor if they plan to attend. The event is co-sponsored by the DDEEA and the VCFA. Event information is available in multiple languages at
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Employees Encouraged to Self-Report Demographic Information

Recently, UW System sent an email encouraging all employees to report or update self-identification information (race, ethnicity, disability status, and veteran status). This information can be updated at any time by using the Personal Information application in MyUW. The information is confidential and will not be kept in employment files or records. Submission of this information is voluntary. This information helps ensure that UW–Madison has the most up-to-date and accurate information for reporting and analysis in accordance with federal laws and regulations. When used, data will not identify any specific individual. Learn more at
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